Monday, January 15, 2018

Intuitive Painting Mini Retreat

I had a great time today at an intuitive painting workshop!  I got to bring a bit of yoga, but I also got to enjoy being guided by another artist's process.  You can learn more about the experience HERE.  I love making art and sharing art!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Stuff I Made Week 1 of 2018

I decided that this year I'm going to see how much I can make with the materials I already posses.  I also thought this super cold week was a great time to make some Valentine themed creations.  I haven't made any handmade paper for about three months, so that was my medium of choice.

All of these items are completed and available for purchase!  Give one of a kind cards and artsy gifts to your friends and sweeties.  Shop local small business to keep your money in the community and support working artists!

A whole collection of handmade paper!
Greeting cards, little watercolor valentines, love letter books, and matted pieces

Four matted pieces of handmade paper assemblage.  $15 each

Greeting cards $4 or 3/$10

If you saw something that is perfect for you or someone else, send me an email, , and we will arrange to get it to you.

Sending you some handmade love and friendship!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Big Birthday Blowout Sale

It's my birthday week!
I love to do 2 things for my birthday:

1.  Reflect on the twists and turns my life has taken.
2.  Give other people stuff

So for the reflective piece I'm really focusing in on how I'm a great cheerleader and advocate for others but not so much for myself.  {That's a tough one to dig into.}  I'm ready for that to change so that I can experience abundance as an artist and teacher and coach--as well as a woman, mom, yogi, human, et al.

Abundance is my word for the year!  It means lots of difference stuff for me, but I'll save that for another day.

I LOVE TO GIVE TO OTHERS AS A GIFT TO MYSELF!  I've given away a wide variety of goodie bags and treats to adults and kids on my birthday over the years. 

This year I'm giving a great discount at my etsy shop, Brave Inspiration, on all the prints.  The sale is 20% off all prints!  If you've had your eye on something, or you can use a boost, this is the week to shop away.  The sale begins Jan. 10, and it ends Jan. 17.

If you're local email me your order, and I'll deliver to you to avoid the shipping charge!

Visit Brave Inspiration Etsy Shop now!

Friday, December 22, 2017

January Kids Class: Impressed by Impressionism

Impressionism is one of the most beloved and recognized periods of art, and my Monday Kids' Class will be exploring some of the artists, use of light, color and movement, gardens, landscapes and people painted and drawn during this period of art history.  If you have an enthusiastic young artist in grades 2 - 6, I believe they will enjoy, learn, and grow during this six week program.

Classes are held at my studio in Summit Artspace on Tusc, 571 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton, Ohio
We meet on six Mondays, beginning January 8, from 6 - 7 p.m.  All materials are provided.  The group is kept small to provide individual attention and support.  The cost for this course is $90.

I can't wait to share the beauty of the Impressionists, along with how ground breaking their practices were (even though they are so accepted and appreciated today!)

If your looking for more creative experiences, this is a very positive environment for children to express their creativity within  a specific framework.

We will work with a variety of media, including:  oil pastels, chalk pastels, pencil sketching in a small sketch journal, and watercolor painting.

If you have any questions, please email me!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Online Auction of Inspirational and Whimsical Art

I'm offering some of my gift baskets, prints, and small original pieces of art as auctioned items on my Facebook page as an event. (@MiriamDanielArt)  This is a great way to get gift baskets, last minute gifts, and other bits of inspiration and whimsy.

Here is how it works:

1.  I will post 2 - 3 items each evening around 7 p.m.  There will be a minimum bid price, and if it looks like something you want/need, you can comment with the price you are bidding.  
2.  Watch the bids to see when the price might be increasing!
3.  The winning bids will be announced the next evening.  (If the minimum bid isn't met, the item will be removed.)
4.  Winners will be invoiced for the price of the bid via my PayPal.  When you send the money you can choose to pick up the package at my studio or have the item shipped for an additional charge!
5.  Keep watching as new items will be placed up for auction each evening.

Thank you for supporting me by purchasing my work and sharing this crazy little old auction!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Today's Offering: Words Speaking--Small Canvas Art

let kindness take root, $48
8x10 acrylic on canvas

Are you looking for a sweet sentiment, a special word/phrase, or a word to guide you in the new year?  I have a nice variety of small pieces that can do just that.  Most are perfect to tuck onto a shelf or window sill.  They also make great gifts!

peace is my superpower, $28
6x6 acrylic on canvas

breathe, $18
4x4 acrylic on canvas
(one of my favorites!)

namaste, $18
4x4 acrylic on canvas

just be, $18
4x4 acrylic on canvas

dream, shine, inspire, $18
4x4 acrylic on canvas

joy-full, $18
4x4 acrylic on canvas

calm mind/gentle breath/peaceful heart, $78
11x14 acrylic on canvas
(this is my favorite of this whole collection!)

details of wording

bring the light, $48
8x10 acrylic on canvas

choose kindness, $48
8x10 acrylic on canvas

let it snow SOLD

breathe/dream big/open to possibility/live in gratitude $48
8x10 acrylic on canvas

make magic/bring joy/share peace/inspire hope $38
8x8 acrylic on canvas

impress yourself, $28
6x6 acrylic on canvas
What words speak to you?  If you see something you like, email me.  We will arrange pick up or shipping.  These pieces are sold on a first come first served basis.

Thank you for all of the support that allows me to live my creative dream and support my little family!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Fight Like A Girl

One highlight of 2017, was attending the Women's March in Washington, D.C.  The people I met.  The energy of such a large group.  It was amazing.

Memories of the experience have sustained me while I wrote, emailed, called, and visited the White House and my other "representatives."  I know that I am not alone!  I remember the sea of pink hats!  I remember the signs and shirts.  I cling to hope when despair is close at hand.

This print and/or postcards would make a great gift for your favorite feminists!  I feel like there is so much strength in the heart of this art.  And we can all use a bit more of that!

If you're local, order by emailing me, and that can save on shipping.  If you're further afield, then order from my etsy shop.

Thanks for encouraging all the feminists to keep fighting the good fight!